I think what should happen is the following:-
Gloomy wood should close down as an area. Then have Katanga Canyon extended to include the old Gloomy Wood area. Haunted Hollow would just become a footpath. Duel and the area of Gloomy Wood should be rethemed to look like an African tribe settlement. Duel could be re themed inside to basically something similar to Tomb Blaster or to mines. Your fighting for the tribe to get rid of the miners. The outside of Duel could stay the same but be painted to look like a Rich Miners Place. The queue line could then be themed around going through the house and into the mine.
Then Dark Forest could be extended to take over Charlie. This would make it seem like the Dark Forest is extending. Charlie could then get re-themed to look like a river boat going through the Dark Forest. You could use the themeing from inside Duel (minus the LED's) as well as make it look like a forest. Then the glass elevator segment of the ride could turn into the source of the curse and the wraith try to capture you. You leave the ride being unable to break the curse.
Sorry for going off track a little bit, But i needed to explain the whole thing.
DannyG wrote:Each room needs a smoke machine that creates a blanket of mist over the ground to hide the track, adding to the mystery of where your going.
Count-Vonduel wrote:not sure if this is impotent or not but last time I was at Alton Towers, I was walking past Duel's outdoor queue and spotted what looked like ether one of the figures on the wall in the queue for Hex, the hag from Hex or the wraith from TH13TEEN (specifically this one ) against a tree.
do you think that this means anything (possibly something to do with scarefest) or has that just always been there?
Duel will probably be removed. It's been around for a while, and I think it may have lost a lot of It's appeal, this is a shame, as the ORIGINAL haunted house was pretty cool